If a Kentucky resident passes away, according to the state’s statute §395.455, successors of the decedent may file a small estate affidavit to claim the decedent’s real estate property. The land or home must be valued at less than $20,000, and the successors must file within the county where the decedent resided. The small estate affidavit may also be filed for a person who died outside of Kentucky if they owned real estate in Kentucky, and may be filed within 2 years of the owner’s passing.
How to Write
Step 2 – Enter the following into the form:
- Header – Enter Superior Court (See List)
- Name of Decedent
- Date of Birth
- Case Number
- Check the three (3) boxes depending on your situation
- Date and Sign
- Verification – On the last page you will be required to verify that everything you have stated is true and accurate
Step 3 – Obtain a notarized copy of the death certificate, and file the form with the proper clerk or courthouse.